Bottle Smashing & Stolen Sex Toys: Best of the Blotter
Here are some of the weirdest police reports from departments across the region
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Bottle to the face — A Broadview Heights woman admitted to taking matters — and a beer bottle — into her own hands on July 4 at Sassy's Bar & Grill in Twinsburg.
Sallia Martin said she smashed a bottle in another patron's face after the victim and friends laughed at someone in her group. The men had laughed at way the girlfriend of Martin's grandfather danced at the bar.
Martin, 19, was charged with felonious assault and underage consumption. Her grandfather's girlfriend was also charged with providing alcoholic drinks to an underage person. Sassy's could also face charges for a role in Martin's underage drinking.
That's my cab — A Beachwood man grew aggravated after learning that two people would receive taxi service from Solon Panini's before him. The 34-year-old took his anger out on a set of lights outside the restaurant, leading to his arrest.
The cab company agreed to pick him up at 3 a.m., but he damaged the lights around 2 a.m. when he saw two people getting into a cab. He faces a criminal damaging charge.
Scratch-off suspect — A Stow man spent his morning snatching scratch-off lottery tickets from a BP gas station on July 5.
Officers watched surveillance video that showed the man taking the tickets from behind the counter just before 8 a.m.
Police seized the man, who had a "Carpe Diem" tattoo on his arm, before the man could seize the day. He faces a first-degree misdemeanor theft charge.
Lewd in Lakewood — Lakewood Police on July 3 and 4 responded to a pair of incidents involving people who didn't mind exposing themselves.
First, officers found three men on the roof a Detroit Avenue business at 5:30 a.m. on July 3. One reportedly urinated from the roof.
Police then received a call around 12:15 a.m. on July 4 about a couple laying in the middle of Halstead Avenue completely nude. The man and woman were gone by the time police arrived.
Sex toys stolen — Fairlawn Police charged an 18-year-old Akron teen with theft for casually slipping two sex toys into his backpack on June 29 at Summit Mall.
Security officers said the man walked into Spencer's Gifts and removed a toy from its box, placing into his bag.
He returned later and repeated the act with another toy. Security stopped him this time and took the items back. They were valued at $34.